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Interim report of the Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner

Stage One - March 2020
First Peoples treaties Government relations with First Peoples Northern Territory

This interim report is an update to the Northern Territory Chief Minister on progress on key outputs as required under the Treaty Commissioner’s Terms of Reference for Stage 1 to:

  • Advise and share information and ideas about different best practice approaches to negotiating and settling a Treaty nationally and internationally;
  • Explore possible models for a Treaty in the Northern Territory;
  • Provide explanations of the legal context of a Northern Territory Treaty; and
  • Determine the level of interest in a Treaty amongst First Nations and Aboriginal Territorians.

Greater detail on these matters is contained in a soon-to-be-released public discussion paper. The in-depth community consultations, to begin in May/June 2020 across the Northern Territory will be framed by the discussion paper.

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